Parle Productions ALA 2016

Parle Productions ALA 2016

From Gabby Krieger

We are fundraising so Jack and Kelly from Parle Productions can return for Anime Los Angeles 2016. The money raised with cover round-trip air fare, transportation, and misc

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over 1 year ago

Anime Los Angeles 2014 has come and gone quicker than I had enough time to react. But out of the nearly 20 cons that I have been to… This was thee best that I have ever attended, and no others will ever ever be able to compare. And I can thank largely the beautiful amazing individuals that I got to befriend and meet.

The main 2 are Jenn and Kelly from Parle Productions. So to start off, I have always had a history of self-esteem/self-confidence issues… And doing cosplay tends to bring out my insecurities tenfolds when I am trying a new costume. This year I decided to do my SHIELD Agent version of Darcy Lewis. Course… I did it figuring that no one would really recognize me. Not the case… I will keep a long story short, there was a point when a large group of us Avengers cosplayers were chilling in the hotel bar.

Through out that entire day people had kept telling me I made a cute Darcy… I just blushed and got all bashfyl. Course as I’m passing where Kelly was seated at the massive table we claimed in the bar for our group, she puts an arm round my waist, turns to Jenn (who was at the other end of the table) and says: “I like this Darcy, can we bring her back with us and make her our official Darcy?” What they don’t know was that that was the biggest compliment I have ever received in my entire life. I hav always fallen second place, and never have I ever had any turn to me and (even if brief) suddenly make me genuinely feel gifted, unique, and talented.

The incident to follow this was the next evening. We all met up again in the bar for drinks and fun. Our group was there until they had to kick us out because the bar was closing. The entire time we kept kidnapping Jenn (Loki’s) Tesseract. At one point I was talking with my friend while fun chaos was going on around us. Suddenly these two arms reach over from behind me, puts the Tesseract in my hands, and Jenn as Loki whispers in my (Darcy’s) ear: “My queen.” then swaggered off to mess with Thor (no joke). I absolutely melted to the floor.

My friend and I went to all their panels and (I feel as though) we bonded with them. Tonight we all hung out for one last hurrah. Since I had given them so many little gifts over the con, Jenn gave me her Tesseract. After loads of laughter and silliness Jenn was exhausted (cause wrestling with Thor can do that) so they went to bed fairly early. And later as I sat there in the lobby alone with my BFF, I finally charged my dead cell.. To see that I had a text from a Steve Rogers I befriended.

Kelly had stolen their phone and sent me a simple text saying as such, but she called me Darcy in it. I sat there… Looked at the Tesseract with Jenn’s signature on it… And started to cry… Okay to be accurate, I wept. Because I have come to adore/love these two… And this was their last Anime Los Angeles. I won’t get to just hang out with them and have fun. I don’t want this to some brief fleeting moment. They have changed my life and helped me discover a newfound confidence that I didn’t know I had. Thanks to Jenn and Kelly I have started to actually like me… And I am determined to make this not a goodbye but a farewell for now.

Hence why we started this fundraiser, because I know that I am not the only one that has come to care about them after this con! So that's the reason behind raising this money. If the convention can't bring them back for another year, then we will do it ourselves. WHO'S WITH ME?

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Over the last 2 ALA's many of us were giving the opportunity to meet and befriend Jack and Kelly from Parle Productions. Sadly they will not be able to return again next year as special guests of honor. Because of this, they won't be able to return for ALA 2016 even though they really would love to. So as a way of showing everyone's appreciation for them, we are fundraising the money to cover their round-trip airfare, transportation in LA, as well as a small portion to show them some fun in town before the con. But we can't do this on our own, we need everyone's help to bring them back! In exchange for what is donated, there will be gifts to thank those who pitch in whatever they can to help. Let's give Jack and Kelly another year to remember at Anime Los Angeles!

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Gabby Krieger posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

My Personal 2014 ALA Experience

Anime Los Angeles 2014 has come and gone quicker than I had enough time to react. But out of the nearly 20 cons that I have been to… This was thee best that I have ever attended, and no others will ever ever be able to compare. And I can thank largely the beautiful amazing individuals that I got to befriend and meet.

The main 2 are Jenn and Kelly from Parle Productions. So to start off, I have always had a history of self-esteem/self-confidence issues… And doing cosplay tends to bring out my insecurities tenfolds when I am trying a new costume. This year I decided to do my SHIELD Agent version of Darcy Lewis. Course… I did it figuring that no one would really recognize me. Not the case… I will keep a long story short, there was a point when a large group of us Avengers cosplayers were chilling in the hotel bar.

Through out that entire day people had kept telling me I made a cute Darcy… I just blushed and got all bashfyl. Course as I’m passing where Kelly was seated at the massive table we claimed in the bar for our group, she puts an arm round my waist, turns to Jenn (who was at the other end of the table) and says: “I like this Darcy, can we bring her back with us and make her our official Darcy?” What they don’t know was that that was the biggest compliment I have ever received in my entire life. I hav always fallen second place, and never have I ever had any turn to me and (even if brief) suddenly make me genuinely feel gifted, unique, and talented.

The incident to follow this was the next evening. We all met up again in the bar for drinks and fun. Our group was there until they had to kick us out because the bar was closing. The entire time we kept kidnapping Jenn (Loki’s) Tesseract. At one point I was talking with my friend while fun chaos was going on around us. Suddenly these two arms reach over from behind me, puts the Tesseract in my hands, and Jenn as Loki whispers in my (Darcy’s) ear: “My queen.” then swaggered off to mess with Thor (no joke). I absolutely melted to the floor.

My friend and I went to all their panels and (I feel as though) we bonded with them. Tonight we all hung out for one last hurrah. Since I had given them so many little gifts over the con, Jenn gave me her Tesseract. After loads of laughter and silliness Jenn was exhausted (cause wrestling with Thor can do that) so they went to bed fairly early. And later as I sat there in the lobby alone with my BFF, I finally charged my dead cell.. To see that I had a text from a Steve Rogers I befriended.

Kelly had stolen their phone and sent me a simple text saying as such, but she called me Darcy in it. I sat there… Looked at the Tesseract with Jenn’s signature on it… And started to cry… Okay to be accurate, I wept. Because I have come to adore/love these two… And this was their last Anime Los Angeles. I won’t get to just hang out with them and have fun. I don’t want this to some brief fleeting moment. They have changed my life and helped me discover a newfound confidence that I didn’t know I had. Thanks to Jenn and Kelly I have started to actually like me… And I am determined to make this not a goodbye but a farewell for now.

Hence why we started this fundraiser, because I know that I am not the only one that has come to care about them after this con! So that's the reason behind raising this money. If the convention can't bring them back for another year, then we will do it ourselves. WHO'S WITH ME?

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Gabby Krieger posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Mission Breakdown:

Step 1: Logistics
a) Total Cost
b) Housing Situation
Week prior to con?
Hotel or House?
c) Transportation

Step 2: Funding (save money for flight, hotel, and transportation)
a) Link on ALA forum page
b) Bake sales/Swag(?) Sale

Step 3: Execution
a) Inform Jenn and Kelly
At minimum 3 months prior
b) Reserve hotel suite
c) Purchase flight tickets
d) Figure out activities to entertain them during the week prior to con

Step 4: Finalize
a) Confirm housing situation for week period prior to con
b) Confirm transportation for week period prior to con
c) Confirm hotel and con situation
Their con passes

Conclusion:
a) Picking up/Dropping off at airport
b) 'Liaisons'/'bodyguards' to keep them happy and entertained con
c) Transporting them around
d) Entertainment

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Gabby Krieger posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Cost Breakdown

Here's the breakdown of what we need to get the $3600 to cover:

Round Trip Flights for 2 Adults ≈ $2,600

Hotel Room for 4 Nights ≈ $700

Transportation Compensation: $200

Housing Compensation: $100

Total (Goal): $3,600

Total ≈ $3600

Gabby Krieger commented on a blog post:
over 1 year ago
Correction, since Anime Los Angeles is covering the cost of hotel stay for 5 nights, we were able to drop our total goal to $3000 instead!

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